Sailing from Ecuador
Before you board
8 night tour of Peru & Ecuador
Fly to Lima and transfer to the JW Marriott Hotel for a 2 night stay. Enjoy time to explore Peru’s exciting capital before flying to Cusco for 2 nights at the Belmond Rio Sagrado. Then board the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu for an overnight stay, including a private tour of the ruins. Return to Cusco for a night at the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, before flying to Quito for 2 nights. Then on to San Cristóbal to board the Silver Galapagos for a 7 night voyage.
Setting sail from San Cristóbal Island
San Cristóbal is the most easterly of the Galapagos islands, home to the provincial capital and second largest human settlement in the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The fantastic wildlife includes fur seals, boobies and the endangered Chatham frigatebird.
Ecuador: Bartolomé Island
The summit of Bartolomé Island offers outstanding views of some of the Galapagos archipelago’s most spectacular volcanic scenery, including the much-photographed Pinnacle Rock. The island is also home to penguins, sea lions and turtles, with some great snorkelling spots just offshore.
Ecuador: Playa Espumilla, Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island), Punta Espinoza, Caleta Tagus, Bahia Elizabeth
Ecuador: Floreana Island
Flamingos, cormorants and sea turtles can all be found around Floreana, and the island also has an interesting human history. This is the site of the famous Galapagos ‘post office’, a barrel where sailors would place letters to be transported home by passing ships.
Ecuador: Cerro Dragon, Las Bachas, Los Gemelos, Puerto Ayora
Arriving in Baltra
The flat and arid island of Baltra, also known as South Seymour, is home to the Galapagos archipelago’s main airport, formerly a US air base. The island is inhabited by wildlife including boobies and frigatebirds, but there are no sites open to visitors, so if you see anything it will only be in passing as you transfer between airport and ship.
Before returning home
One night in Guayaquil
Disembark in Baltra and fly to Guayaquil for a 1 night stay, then transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to London via Madrid.
Enjoy this exclusive itinerary plus all bookings made by 30th November 2017 will receive a FREE private guided tour of Machu Picchu. Tour includes: 7 nights on board Silver Galapagos including all meals, drinks, excursions, gratuities and port taxes; 8 night tour of Peru and Ecuador including 2 nights at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima, 2 nights at the Belmond Rio Sagrado, 1 night at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu, 1 night at the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco and 2 nights at Hotel Hilton Colon, Quito; 1 night at the Hotel Oro Verde, Guayaquil; International and regional flights and all overseas transfers. Solo fare from £12,099 fly-cruise.
Your home from home
Visiting the Galapagos has to be one of the most magical travel experiences on earth – and to visit on board a ship like Silver Galapagos is surely the icing on the cake.
What we love
The intimate 100 guest Silver Galapagos gives you a supremely comfortable home from home, as you visit places with no tourism infrastructure whatsoever. Without the ship, you simply wouldn't be able to get there. But as it is, you can travel like an intrepid explorer, but without any compromise on comfort.
|Crew||70 Ecuadorian Staff|
|Style||This stylish sleek ship offers a warm Ecuadorian welcome and a stimulating programme on board. If you enjoy the finer things in life but have an adventurous spirit, you will find yourself in congenial company on board.|